Pope Francis Gives New Ambassador of Turkey Ufuk Ulutaş a Book with a Note of Condolence and Prayer for the People

Pope Francis received the new Ambassador of Türkiye (Turkey) to the Holy See and offered his sorrow and prayers for the suffering caused by the deadly earthquake.
“My thoughts and prayers go to the noble Turkish people at this time of such sorrow. Dear brothers and sisters, I am close to you and I pray [for you]. With fraternal affection, Franciscus.”
Pope Francis presented the new Ambassador of Türkiye to the Holy See with a book in which he personally penned this dedication expressing his grief for the February 6th earthquake that killed over 41,000 people in Turkey and neighboring Syria and triggered a devastating humanitarian emergency. On Wednesday, the Papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, personally delivered boxes of thermal garments to a humanitarian expedition destined for Turkey, and economic aid to the apostolic nunciature in Syria to support the Syrian people "already exhausted by so many years of war and now by the devastating earthquake."

Ambassador Ufuk Ulutaş presented his credentials at the beginning of his diplomatic mandate.
The quakes that struck southeastern Turkey and its neighbour, northern Syria, are estimated to be the deadliest natural disaster in the history of the territory.
Turkish authorities say 36,187 people have been killed in the country (this does not include the thousands killed in Syria). Ten days after the earthquake, search and rescue operations continue in the worst-hit areas and survivors are still being pulled from the rubble - like 13-year-old Mustafa, who was rescued after spending 228 hours under the debris of a collapsed building in Antakya, in Turkey’s Hatay province.
Pope Francis has repeatedly appealed for prayers and gestures of concrete solidarity for all those affected by the earthquake. 
Edited from Vatican News with Screenshot